Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Enough is Enough

When Jim Carrey made the Grinch, I accepted it, because it's a holiday film and I thought it would be all right (I've still not seen it, but don't think I could enjoy it).

Then Mike Myers - perhaps the most overrated actor in Hollywood and arguably the most pompous - made one of the worst movies ever in The Cat in the Hat. Seriously, was there a redeeming point of that entire film? Why does there have to be innuendo in a kid's film - let alone a classic Dr. Seuss film? Completely unnecessary.

Now, they've started work on Horton Hears a Who. My lord, do we have to destroy every positive memory everyone has of the beloved Dr. Seuss in the name of gleaning a profit for his widow? Don't you think there was a reason he didn't approve of movies being made of his work?

Do we get to anticipate The Lorax, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla-Sallew (which is my personal favorite), or the 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins? Perhaps some braindead director can stretch To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street into 90 minutes of exploitive fun! Do the world a favor and avoid any movies made from Dr. Seuss.

3 comments:

Bellejar said...

I still read the 500 hats book with my kids!! Love it.

Hannelie said...

Oh and hear this, some churchy psycologist in Oz decided Cat in the Hat and Finding Nemo is to violent for little children ?
My kids laughed and cried, not ran away in fear. I think it's all in perspective and what parents tell/teach.

Matthew said...

Jim Carrey and Mike Myers were entertaining in their first few movies, but they are way too over-the-top, now. I think the best approach is to stay out of the theater.